From 'RT's Historical Romance Lifetime Achievement Author' comes the struggle of a courageous woman to protect her home and young son Joshua amid the chaos of the American Revolutionary War, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Sarah has already survived a perilous journey across the Atlantic fleeing London's slums, being sold as a bondservant to a brutal colonial master, and a foFrom 'RT's Historical Romance Lifetime Achievement Author' comes the struggle of a courageous woman to protect her home and young son Joshua amid the chaos of the American Revolutionary War, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Sarah has already survived a perilous journey across the Atlantic fleeing London's slums, being sold as a bondservant to a brutal colonial master, and a forced marriage to her rapist. Now, with her husband's mysterious disappearance, Sarah faces constant danger from both British troops and patriot supporters. She wants no part of the War For Independence and trusts no man. When dashing undercover Continental agent Forest Irons saves her from the unwanted attentions of a pack of deserters, she reluctantly accepts his plea for employment. Neither expects first friendship, and then desire to ignite between them. Forest suspects that Sarah has murdered her absent husband, and honor requires him to put his mission ahead of personal feelings. But his passion for the dark haired beauty grows and he attempts to win Sarah to the patriot cause. Slowly she learns to trust again, and her hope kindles that there may be a future for her and Joshua with Forest. And when her husband's Tory relatives threaten to seize both Sarah's home and son, she joins Forest on a desperate journey to supply food to Washington's starving soldiers at Valley Forge. Facing Hessian soldiers could mean their deaths, but the greatest danger to their love is Sarah's discovery of Forest's identity and betrayal....
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Scarlet Ribbons Reviews
The girl: Sarah Turner. In charge of keeping her young son safe from both armies plus running the family inn whilst her older abusive husband is off fighting with the Royalists. Good servants are hard to come by (she's not fond of bonded servants, but she's got a good reason for that), so she's not going to complain when a scruffy looking Forest Irons comes calling offering his help for room and board.The guy: Forest Irons is not quite the scruffy, second class type of fellow he appears to be. He's a spy for the Continental Army (I think that's the appropriate term), and he's sent to investigate King's Landing Inn and sniff out any Royalist activity.Well you know this is a romance and the pair are going to fall in love and have some adventures on the path to true love and mutual trust, but I'm not going to spoil with the details - read it for yourself. Extra points for Sarah, she's no milksop of a delicate miss - she can shoot and kick a bad guy in the appropriate places when she's in a pinch. "Shoot her," Sarah said matter-of-factly. "It's the only way to keep her quiet."All in all, a very nice romance with a healthy dollop of historical setting. Purchased at Amazon for a whopping $.99.
Exciting Story of Love in the time of the Revolutionary War!Set in Maryland in 1777, scarlet ribbons tells the story of Sarah Turner, originally from England who, through a series of misfortunes, is now innkeeper of King’s Landing, and wed to a man serving the loyalists. Then one day to her inn comes Forest Irons, a Rebel spy sent to watch the goings on at the inn for General Washington. Forest dons the disguise of a beard and an eye patch and poses as a man in need of work, a man with no loyalties. Sarah needs help at the inn and for her young son, so she hires him, never knowing he is an enemy and never telling him her husband lies in an unmarked grave nearby.With treachery, intrigue, and bad guys aplenty, French weaves a well-written tale of love in the time of war. The story reflects extensive research as she puts you in the scene with conflicting loyalties as some Americans supported England’s reign and others wanted their new country free from England’s tyranny. Forest is a worthy hero, bound by his dream of a free America to the Rebel cause, yet finds himself falling in love with a courageous woman who is loyal to the Crown. Sarah is one smart, clever heroine who will have you cheering.If you want to experience our nation at war in the time of its early beginnings, this is a great romance to read. While there are no battles, you’ll see what went on in the early days of the war between Maryland and the Rebels winter camp in Pennsylvania.
This is the kind of historical romance that gives me the historical details and grit and making me once again realize, why I love HR's in the first place. This is set in Maryland in around 1777. Its not a time I read a lot of books in. For that it was a refreshing change of pace. The people and the land totally came alive for me. I felt like I was there, which was at times uncomfortable as I got at least a bit of a sense, how it might have been. I think I could tell, there was lots of research done. Everything just seemed so real and authentic. But nothing got bogged down. What an interesting time in the life of america. Rebels against loyalists. Neighbor against neighbor. But I also got a sense that these people really just wanted to live their lives, but got sucked into a war they didn't need or want. Especially the women, who had to keep going and keep the families together as much as they could. I got the sense that even though it was such a hard and dark time, the hope on the side of the rebels was what got them through it all. Like the characters at some point said, they are all nuts and insane. But in the end they knew it was worth it. In the midst of all of this we have a wonderful romance blooming between a rebel spying on the heroine the innkeeper, who believes herself to be a loyalist. I really enjoyed this book and I liked the authors vivid writing so much, I already bought another novel and pre-ordered one more. I love when I come across these gems while just browsing in the Kindle store. I do have to say that the kindle book cover really doesn't do this story justice. Its a nice cover, but to me it looks a bit more contemporary.Here on goodreads as of now, only the old cover is showing.
At last I have had the opportunity to read another of Ms. French’s stories and as with the others her storytelling is going to stick with me for a very long while. This story takes place during early America’s Revolutionary War and the gritty realism in this author’s descriptive style offers another peak into the struggle between British Loyalists and American Rebels. The unlikely courtship and romance between a Rebel Spy (Forest) and a Loyalist innkeeper (Sarah) kept me reading late into several nights because I just couldn’t abandon their story until I had read a few more pages before sleep captured me. It was that suspenseful and exciting and wonderful! I heartily recommend this author’s writing.
When I read this type of romance book that illustrates the guts it took to live and thrive in that period, it makes you realize how lucky a woman would be to find real love. Ms. French write a great story but I have to be in the mood for the story is at times dark. Well worth the time if you enjoy reading about other times.
Scarlett RibbinsI loved this book! Sarah is a wonder so strong in the face of fear, protective of those she loves and a mother of a young son she strives to keep safe. A beautiful novel and a must read!